Thursday, 1 May 2008

Does anyone use NAV in Wyoming, West Virginia, New Mexico, or Alaska?



My blog has just reached 1000+ visitors from the USA. Cool! But there are four states missing. It's sad, but I had to look on another web site to find out what the missing states were - Google Analytics doesn't show the state names of those that have no visitors and I'm not good at the geography of the USA.

Now excuse me for being a complete dunce, but are there any people actually living in Alaska? Do they have internet connections?

Before I moved to New Zealand I wasn't even sure if they had cinemas, so as far as I know Wyoming doesn't even have a state lottery. Maybe West Virginia is three-quarters forest. Who knows, maybe New Mexico was the testing ground for the first atomic bomb. Perhaps Alaska is the United State's largest state and is over twice the size of Texas; measuring from north to south the state is approximately 1,400 miles long and measuring from east to west it is 2,700 miles wide.

The internet's an amazing thing isn't it? Anyway, I'm going to look for some blogs in Alaska and leave a comment or a track back.

On a completely unrelated topic, I'm now a Dynamics NAV expert (see the current featured article on MSDynamicsWorld.com.) Now when I started my first job many years ago, an old and wise programmer told me what he thought of experts. He said, "So you're the new expert are you? Well X is an unknown quantity and spurt is a drip under pressure. X-spurt. Geddit?"

Ahhh. English humour.

6 comments:

Andrew Martonyi said...

You can get the book, The Little Man In the Map and learn all of the states in just a couple of readings. Every state plays a role so they are easy to remember. eg flashligh, glove, pan, gravy, ham, boots, pants,shirt, etc. etc.
First you will learn there is actually the shape of a little man created by five US states and he has been standing in the middle of the US map for over 150 years.

Tony Roof said...

WEll Gaspode, if you want to visit my blogs
http://www.alaskaroofs.com/blog/blog.html
and http://www.akhumor.blogspot.com
and lastly, http://www.ctadv.blogspot.com
you can see how one alaskan lives on his blogs...
I'm not a techie but i like how your blog is put together, thanks for the comment on mine, and now alaska doesnt have to be red anymore...

email me if you want to exchange links too...
Tony Roof
Fairbanks, Alaska...

Gaspode said...

Thanks Tony! I told my wife about what you did to your cat and she thought it was very funny. Thanks for proving that people from Alaska have computers and a sense of humour.

Gaspode said...

West Virginia's on-board with visits from St Albans, Charleston and Granville.

Come on Wyoming and New Mexico.

Paul said...

Here's one from Wyoming. :)

Wyoming can be debated on if it is actually a part of the union or not.

We regularly experience blizzards, large snow falls, 20+ car pileups on I-80 and/or I-90 in the winter, hurricane force winds, extreme cold, extreme heat, forest fires, but you'll never see any of those in the National news unless it directly affects Cheney or Jellystone.

Unfortunate but true fact. So it's ok if you couldn't remember we were part of the USA. :)

Paul

Gaspode said...

Yey for Riverton, Wyoming. Thanks Paul. Just New Mexico to go. Come on New Mexico, you can do it!